Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

Businesses and homes that use electricity for heat instead of fossil fuels can avoid 10% of US carbon emissions, a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute found.

3 Strategies To Get Local Utilities Moving on Renewables

3 Strategies To Get Local Utilities Moving on Renewables

Kevin Haley, program manager of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, shares three strategies to spur utilities to act faster on renewables in states without a wholesale energy market.

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

Corporate renewable energy procurement has grown and diversified rapidly in the past decade, the Business Renewables Center reported in a new State of the Market Update published this week.

Minimize Challenges to Portfolio-Wide Retrofits with These Best Practices, RMI Says

Minimize Challenges to Portfolio-Wide Retrofits with These Best Practices, RMI Says

Portfolio property owners are facing unprecedented pressure from the market to upgrade their building stock to be more intelligent and environmentally sustainable, yet most building energy retrofits miss the distinct needs of their owners. But by using a new toolset encompassing tested and proven best practices, portfolio owners can overcome these challenges and reap savings, RMI says.

Community-Scale Solar to Account for 10% of US Power? Could Be…

Community-Scale Solar to Account for 10% of US Power? Could Be…

Community-scale solar is a fast-growing segment and, in fact, is growing much faster than utility-scale and rooftop solar in the past few years, according to executives from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). They believe community-scale solar has the possibility to

Demand Flexibility Offers Significant Savings for Commercial Customers

Demand Flexibility Offers Significant Savings for Commercial Customers

Commercial and industrial utility customers used to have limited options in order to meet their electricity needs: buy it, make it, or eliminate it. Now they have another viable option: to shift it through demand flexibility, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) points out. Recently RMI … Read more…

RMI’s Solar RFP Aims to ‘Lighten’ Economic Load in Eastern Colorado

RMI’s Solar RFP Aims to ‘Lighten’ Economic Load in Eastern Colorado

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to cost-effectively shifting businesses, communities, and institutions to energy efficiency and renewables – issued a request for proposals (RFP) on March 14 to develop 16.75-MW of community-scale solar generation on behalf of six rural electric cooperatives based in eastern Colorado.

New Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Intends to Aggregate Corporate Procurement

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) – a coalition of multinational companies that propose to aggregate their alternative energy buying needs to achieve competitive, predictable power prices for the long-term – announced its formal launch in a media conference call on May 12.

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